Jimin Park


Jimin is a synthetic and systems biologist with a background in developing high-throughput functional assays to explore bacterial gene regulation.

Prior to joining Octant, he finished his PhD in Systems biology at Columbia University with Harris Wang. His thesis work focused on mapping sequence function relationships of bacterial sigma factors using saturation mutagenesis and dissecting regulatory mechanisms of cis-regulatory sequences in high-throughput with promoter libraries.

Outside the lab he enjoys playing boardgames, finding new hobbies to fall into, eating and drinking.


Park J, Wang HH. Systematic dissection of σ70 sequence diversity and function in bacteria. Cell Rep. 2021 Aug 24;36(8):109590. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109590.

Park J, Yim SS, Wang HH. High-throughput transcriptional characterization of regulatory sequences from bacterial biosynthetic gene clusters. ACS Synth Biol. 2021 Aug 20;10(8):1859-1873. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.0c00639.

Bloom JS, Sathe L, Munugala C, Jones EM, Gasperini M, Lubock NB, Yarza F, Thompson EM, Kovary KM, Park J, Marquette D, Kay S, Lucas M, Love T, Booeshagi AS, Brandenber OF, Guo L, Boocock J, Hochman M, Simpkins SW, Lin I, LaPierre N, Hong D, Zhang Y, Oland G, Choe BJ, Chandrasekaran S, Hilt EE, Butte MJ, Damoiseaux R, Kravit C, Cooper AR, Yin Y, Pachter L, Garner OB, Flint J, Eskin E, Luo C, Kosuri S, Kruglyak L, Arboleda VA. Massively scaled-up testing for SARS-CoV-2 RNA via next-generation sequencing of pooled and barcoded nasal and saliva samples. Nat Biomed Eng. 2021 Jul 1; 5(7):1-9. doi: 10.1038/s41551-021-00754-5.

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